Yeah, I dabble. But I'm not good enough at either cabinet making or soldering to really "enjoy the process" the way I want to. It's been a great learning experience, though. And I'm constantly amazed by the gracious, helpful approach of nearly everyone in that community.
I've built a couple pairs of small speakers, and am currently completely stuck for lack of enthusiasm on another project (Roman Bednarek's Microbe SE
) for my daughter.
I have some other less-than-half-baked projects, too. I would be surprised if I didn't build a Frankensub at some point.
But, speaker building kind of followed homebrewing for me. At a certain point, the value proposition of the market intersected with my willingness to pay, and I no longer wanted to spend The Time On That.
I am also amused by looking at Craigslist for vintage gear. The gratification is much quicker.
Tell me about your subs.